Peculiar refers to something or someone that is strange, unusual, or distinct in a way that is not easily explained or understood.
Part of speech
Strange, unusual, odd, unique, distinct
Common, ordinary, typical, usual, familiar
- The old house had a peculiar smell that no one could identify.
- The scientist discovered a peculiar species of bird that had never been seen before.
- The artist had a peculiar style that set her apart from other painters.
- The new teacher had a peculiar way of teaching that some students found confusing.